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Paleo Living: Avoid Harmful Toxins in Commercial Skincare Products
Trina Felber's Paleo Living Articles
Written by Trina Felber of Primal Life Organics   

Learn which beauty ingredients are potentially harmfulThere are many people who purchase skin care products as the result of an advertisement, a friend’s recommendation or otherwise. After the purchase they make no effort to read the label and discover what type of substances they will be putting on their skin. The toxins in commercial skincare products can be dangerous to a person’s skin and overall health. Many of these substances are cancer causing carcinogens used by the cosmetic industry because they are more cost effective than using natural ingredients.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)

When listed on some labels these substances will be described as “derived from coconut” to hide their toxic nature. SLS and ALS can be found in body cleansers, toothpaste and more (basically almost everything that has suds). They have been proven to seriously irritate the skin and build up in the body. This can cause problems with internal organs such as the heart and liver.

Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol

These two ingredients are so toxic that to handle them in a laboratory environment requires people to wear protective gloves, clothing as well as goggles. The only way to legally get rid of Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycolis is by following EPA guidelines for burying it.

Paraben Preservatives

This is a common ingredient found in skin care products as well as cosmetics and even baby products. It is used to extend the shelf life of products. Parabens are very toxic and have caused people to develop bad rashes and have allergic reactions. According to a study from the UK, high level of parabens was found in 90 percent of breast tumors that were tested.


This is a mineral that can be found in most cosmetic powders (including makeup). Research has shown that regular use of talcum powder in the genital area increases the chances of developing ovarian cancer. Using it regularly on other parts of the body can also cause health problems.

When looking for the healthiest skincare products possible, look toward real food skincare companies.  All products should be made fresh when they are ordered, and contain no preservatives or toxic chemicals. If you can't eat it, don't feed it to your skin!


Trina Felber, RN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, CEO Primal Life Organics

Primal Life Organics offers Face, Body, Hair, Makeup, Baby and Dental Products - All 100% Chemical and Preservative Free. We make skincare that will improve your health. The product you receive is a fresh, all-natural product, that will nourish your skin and hair from the outside.

Primal Life Organics was created to offer the option of Paleo Skincare (skin-food as we refer to it).  Paleo denotes earth-given nutrition for both our insides and our outsides.  Using Paleo skin-food provides the skin with healing, nurturing and moisturizing elements in the form of oils, essential oils, food and plant sources as well as the dirt itself (clay).  Primal Life Organics introduces Primal Colors- Paleo makeup sourced from the earth.  Toxins, chemicals, preservatives and fragrances NEVER find their way into ANY of our products.  Primal Colors is made FRESH when ordered- ensuring the most nutrient dense ingredients.  Our color palate is created by mixing food and plant sources, such as cranberry, beet root, hibiscus flowers, cocoa and spirulina with dirt.  No additives, fillers or chemicals.



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